International Drone Racing Association IDRA
IDRA Who is the The International Drone Racing Association?
Quoting from there website’s own description “The International Drone Racing Association (IDRA) is the preeminent, global, drone racing & extreme rotor sports entertainment company. IDRA brings the world’s first-person-view drone racing community exciting, professionally organized, highly competitive competitions. IDRA is the organizer of the U.S. National Drone Racing Championships, the World Drone Racing Championships and the Drone World Cup series. With groundbreaking drone technology, racecourse design, and advancing safety standards, the International Drone Racing Association IDRA welcomes innovation and seeks to raise public awareness of the sport. IDRA is based in Berkeley and Los Angeles, CA.”
They also are the sanctioning body that has struck a media distribution deal with cable sports broadcaster ESPN.
IDRA statement on their website announcing the deal.
ESPN announced a multi-year media distribution deal with the International Drone Racing Association
The first live internet streamed drone race which is part of the deal between the IDRA and ESPN will be held August 5-7 2016 on Governors Island New York. This race is being called the 2016 US National Drone Racing Championships.
Head on over to the websitefor more information on the IDRA drone racing series.